An artist and writer, Deborah Kennedy’s work has been presented in the United States and Europe. Her exhibitions include numerous solo and group shows featuring objects, conceptually-based installations, and public art focusing on ecological and social themes. She is noted for creating four large-scale installations on the Berlin Wall six months before it was torn down. This work was an inspiration to thousands who witnessed art in the service of social change and has been featured in books and newspapers in Germany and the United States. Her work has been widely reviewed and she has received numerous grants and awards from Art Councils and museums in California. Recently, Kennedy received awards from the Bay Area Poets Coalition for her poetry. Her upcoming book, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, will be released in the fall of 2016. Kennedy lives in San Jose, CA, teaches college classes in art and art history and presents at ecology conferences. She often hikes in an urban riparian corridor where she spots osprey, hawks and herons. In the evening she watches for moon bows, earthshine and other modern miracles.